Durham University

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Established: 1832

Durham University (officially known as The University of Durham) is a collegiate research university in Durham, North East England. It was one of the first universities to open in England for more than 600 years and has a claim towards being the third oldest university in England. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and 16 colleges. In general, the departments perform research and provide lectures to students while the colleges are responsible for the domestic arrangements and welfare of undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and some university staff. The university is currently ranked 5th or 6th by all the latest league tables of the British universities. Durham has the best quality of student life in the country according to the Lloyds Bank rankings. The university was named Sunday Times University of the Year in 2005, having previously been shortlisted for the award in 2004.
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Undergraduate: NA

Postgraduate: Entry Requirements for UG:The average UCAS point score for each student was 490.8 points (2009/10) which placed Durham University seventh in the country in terms of entrants' points in 2014. Durham's student body consists of 11,409 undergraduates and 4,098 graduate students (2007/08). Durham's demographic consists of 85.7% arriving from a middle and higher classes background which is the 5th highest result in the UK. 47.27% of the undergraduate student body for 2007/2008 arrived from either a grammar school or independent school 12.24% of full-time students are of ethnic minorities and 51.32% are female. For the undergraduate class of 2007, Durham received 29,712 applications, of which 36.8% were from Independent schools[56] and 9.2% from ethnic minorities, overall 32% of applicants were successful in receiving an offer of admissions.Durham requires students applying for degrees in Law to sit the LNAT admission test and the UKCAT for the MBBS in Medicine.Durham also runs the Durham Gifted and Talented Summer School at Van Mildert College and takes part in the Duke University TIP Summer Studies Programme as part of its widening access policy. Entry Requirements for PG:Students want to apply taught Master's programmes normally require a First Class or high Upper Second Class UK honours degree, or its foreign equivalent.

Contact the Uni

Website: www.dur.ac.uk

Email: international.office@durham.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)191 33 46128